Yearly Archives: 2011


Remember Zimbabwe? 1

Ever since 2008, I’ve maintained an interest in the politics of Zimbabwe. The Presidential election that took place that year was controversial (to say the least) and there was plenty of violence and corruption. Robert Mugabe (ZANU-PF) was re-elected, despite the first round of voting being narrowly won by Morgan […]


Dorries defeated

To be honest, the result wasn’t surprising given the strength of feeling on the matter, which I mentioned in my previous blog post. Nadine Dorries‘s amendment about abortion counselling failed at the voting stage, with 118 Ayes and 368 Noes. It was a crushing defeat that came after some spirited […]


Caring for the Carers 2

There are many people around the country who – for whatever reason – are unable to adequately take care of themselves. Inmany situations, the selfless actions of a group of Carers make the lives of those people better and more manageable. I have been lucky enough to know some of […]